INPUT()


Reads a number of characters from console or file

Syntax:
Usage:
result = Input[$]( n [, [#]filenum ] )

Parameters:
n
Number of bytes to read.
filenum
File number of a bound file or device.

Return Value:
Returns a String of the characters read.

Description:
Reads a number of characters from the console, or a bound file/device specified by filenum.

The first version waits for and reads n characters from the keyboard buffer. Extended keys are not read. The characters are not echoed to the screen.

The second version waits for and reads n characters from a file or device. The file position is updated.

Examples:
Print "Select a color by number"
Print "1. blue"
Print "2. red"
Print "3. green"
Dim choice As String
Do
   choice = Input(1)
Loop Until choice >= "1" And choice <= "3"


Differences from QB:
See also:
Back to File I/O Functions
Back to User Input
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